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Undergraduate Emphasis

The Coaching Emphasis is available for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. The Coaching Emphasis can make educators more marketable because of the popularity of athletics and the demand for coaches.

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  • About Emphasis
  • Career Options

Students pursuing the Coaching emphasis offered by the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation receive theory and activity-based instruction from college coaches, trainers as well as faculty from the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. The curriculum provides the students with an understanding of sport-specific terms, strategies and concepts as well as an introduction to the medical and administrative issues surrounding sport in today’s society.

Students completing the Emphasis in Coaching will have the knowledge and ability to work in such positions as:

  • Middle and high school athletics
  • Community youth leagues
  • College and university athletic departments

About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation, and Physical Education, a minor and certificate in Dance, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs. Exercise Science and Recreation meet requirements for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), which is a tuition discount program for non-resident students to attend Pittsburg State University. Students who have been selected to receive the MSEP discount will be charged 150 percent of resident tuition rates. Residents from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin are eligible.

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